Hi, I recently installed my sapphire x800 gto² into my brand new system. I'm running: AMD Athlon 3200+ (64 bit) 2 x 512 DDR Crucial RAM 2 x 250GB HDD (1x Maxtor - master, 1x Western Digital - slave) MSI K8N SLI Motherboard (nforce 4 SLI chipset) I came to flashing the bios in order to unlock the extra 4 pixel pipelines, ran ATI tool to check that it was definitely unlockable and discovered that it was already running 16 pixel pipelines with no interference from myself. I checked my brother's system (we both just bought the exact same system) and his is running 12 pixel pipelines, although he is using a slightly different (presumably older) model of the gto² that doesn't have dual DVI (mine does). Anyway, I flashed the bios anyway (figured it couldn't do any harm) and it was all successful, booted windows and it recognised the card as an X850 series now. Ran 3DMark05 on it again and scored pretty much the same score as before the flash, 4428. Ran a benchmark test on my brother's system, his came out at 3925 benchmarks before flash so there's a significant increase between mine and his. Should mine be any higher though? Obviously my benchmark score is pretty low as I'm only running my processor at the standard 2ghz clock (might look into overclocking later on), but has anybody experienced or heard of this before - having an unlocked X800 GTO² out of the box? Does this alter the overclocking capacity of the card in any way, or has the first step just been removed in my case? If I were to overclock my CPU would it improve my benchmark significantly? Any input would be much appreciated - cheers.